Are you scrambling each time you need to onboard a new team member? Do you find it challenging and time-consuming to get them up to speed on their newly assigned tasks and projects? If so, you should strongly consider having written procedures to help alleviate your onboarding challenge. Documenting your procedures can help improve your business in a number of ways:
Time blocking is a great way to become more productive. Time blocking is when you block off a set amount of time on your calendar to do a specific task or project; it really works well if you discipline yourself to do it.
I talk with a lot of business owners who aren’t the greatest when it comes to delegating. They want to delegate more because they know that they need help. They’re drowning in administrative overwhelm and working 16 to 18-hour days. They’re feeling the pain and really need help, but they don’t know how someone can help them. Most business owners usually know of a few things that they can delegate to someone else, but they also overlook a lot of areas where they could use some assistance.
Productivity is a hot topic. Everyone wants to become more productive. However, you can’t be more productive if you’re bogged down doing things that you’re not good at doing or don’t like to do.
Social media can play an essential role in your business; it allows you to share your expertise with your followers and connections, and important updates about your company. Social media is a great tool to help market your business. However, it can also be very time-consuming if you don’t know how to manage the time that you spend on it. The flip side of that is neglecting it.
Your calendar is the lifeline of your day, and how you schedule your day can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your productivity. With that said, utilizing the features in your calendar can go a long way in helping you use it efficiently, and efficiency equals results. Below are some features to pay attention to when setting up your Outlook calendar.
Many people operating their business know that at some point they will need to delegate in order to grow the company outside of just themselves. However, many don’t know where to start or they do delegate but don’t have success at doing it. Delegating, when not done properly, can hurt you instead of help you. Below are some ways that you can ensure that delegating does what it’s intended to do, and that is to help you grow your company.
Working from home is something that many people would like to do; it has been presented as a way to create a good work/life balance. However, many are surprised to find that it’s not as easy to work from home as it’s often presented. Here’s one thing that you can do to help you get off to a great start if you’re new to the world of telecommuting.
Today I’m reminded of an old client who passed away a couple of years ago. He was my client for 12 years, and I learned a lot from him. He would call me a couple of times per day. I have to admit that this annoyed me initially, but over time, I came to look forward to the calls. We would discuss his plans for the day, review his calendar, and he would check-in to see if I had anything to discuss with him.
We all want to make ourselves stand out in our industry. Clients now have the Internet at their tips and have an array of other businesses to choose from, so you will need to go the extra mile to make your company stand out among the others in your field. One way to stand out in a crowd is to take the time to do little things that make a big impression. Below are some ways that you can look good in the eyes of your clients and potential clients.